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Huberdeau lifts Panthers over Canucks 3-2 in SO

Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo stops a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Huberdeau lifts Panthers over Canucks 3-2 in SO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers over the slumping Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Shawn Matthias and Brad Boyes had the goals for Florida (6-12-4), which got 27 saves from Tim Thomas.

Jannek Hansen and Chris Higgins scored in regulation for Vancouver (11-8-4). Roberto Luongo finished with 34 saves through regulation and overtime as the Canucks lost their fifth straight.

Vancouver has six goals during the five-game slide.

The Canucks killed off a 2-minute penalty in overtime, with Luongo making a huge pad stop on Huberdeau. Vancouver then took control in the final minute of the extra period, but couldn’t find a way to beat Thomas.

 

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